Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael A. Cohen January 15, 2019 Donald Trump may or not be on the Russian government’s payroll.He may or may not have been blackmailed by Vladimir Putin.He may or may not have actively colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign. Advertisement But there’s one thing we know for sure: Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia. Get Today in Opinion in your inbox: Globe Opinion's must-reads, delivered to you every Sunday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Every day that he remains president will mean that he is putting Russia’s interests ahead of America’s.The latest revelations that emerged this weekend in the Trump/Russia investigation only bolstered this notion. First, via The New York Times, we found out that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation after he fired FBI Director Jim Comey to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: News Editors Tags: FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, government shutdown, government workers, politics, POTUS, President Trump, Resistance, senior trump official, shutdown, Trump, White House (Natural News) The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here. (Article republished from DailyCaller.com) As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president’s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the doors, sell the furniture, and cut them down. Federal employees are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown. I am one … [Read more...] about I’m a senior Trump official, and I hope a long shutdown smokes out the resistance
Eric Tucker, Associated Press Updated 8:08 am PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Attorney General nominee William Barr speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Barr will face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his relationship with Trump, his views on executive powers and whether he can fairly oversee the special counsel's Russia investigation. Barr served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush. less Attorney General nominee William Barr speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Barr will face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Trump’s AG nominee defends memo criticizing Mueller probe
health care A federal judge in Pennsylvania put a nationwide block on Trump administration rules that would have allowed virtually any employer to deny workers' birth control coverage, one day after a federal judge halted the rules in a group of states. In her ruling Monday afternoon, Judge Wendy Beetlestone sided with a group of Democratic attorneys general challenging the administration's policy as unconstitutional and in violation of the Affordable Care Act. The Trump rules, which would allow employers broad leeway to claim a religious or moral objection to covering birth control, were set to take effect Monday.Story Continued Below Beetlestone’s ruling is more sweeping than a similar decision Sunday night in a different court. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California issued a partial injunction blocking the policy from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C., that were behind a separate lawsuit. “Today’s ruling is a victory for the … [Read more...] about Second federal court blocks Trump’s contraception rule
For two years, Democrats, and their base of supporters, have craved the chance to conduct rigorous oversight of President Donald Trump and his administration. Thanks to the 2018 midterm, they now have it — but figuring out how to put that authority to use is no easy task. With potential topics of investigation into Trump administration actions numbering in the dozens — as many as 85, by one estimate — Democrats have to make choices about what to prioritize. Should they come out of the gate with an investigative salvo into the Trump campaign’s alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniels in 2016? What about looking into how much Trump’s businesses are benefiting from his presidency? The administration’s response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico? Its botched ban on transgender Americans serving in the military? The list goes on and on, and Democrats aren’t exactly united on how best to proceed — both in terms of what to tackle … [Read more...] about With control of the U.S. House, Democrats have real power to investigate the Trump administration. But where should they start?